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Old Navy Launches ‘Supermodelquins’ Campaign at New York’s 1OAK With Michelle Trachtenberg And Olivia Palermo


Is Old Navy trying to beat the recession by replacing live models with mannequins?

The trendy but always economical fashion megastore launched their “Supermodelquins” campaign at New York hot spot 1OAK Tuesday night where The City‘s Olivia Palermo and Gossip Girl‘s Michelle Trachtenberg made nice with the plastic people.

Blindie got a chance to catch up with Spotted stylist Keino Benjamin, who is currently dressing Jessica Rich of VH1’s Real Chance Of Love (yes, low-brow, but whatevs!).

Benjamin tells us his dream client would be Rihanna: “I would put more high-end dresses on her, get her back to longer hair and ditch some of the black she’s been sporting. She’s too beautiful to be dressing so dark all the time!”

PHOTO CREDIT: Sara Jaye Weiss

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Fashion Joy Bryant Parties

Joy Bryant Shares Photos & Details From Her Hamptons Wedding to Stuntman David Pope

Bananas beauty, actress Joy Bryant, has finally opened up about her June wedding to stuntman David Pope, unveiling photos of her Hamptons nuptials in In Style.

“Everyone thought I was crazy to try to plan a wedding in less than a month, but I’m lucky to have talented friends who all pitched in,” Bryant told the magazine in its February issue. “As for my dress, a friend at Missoni took care of that. It was the first I tried on.”

“I was busy with everyone who came to celebrate—and being with the man of my dreams. Even if I’d had more time to plan it, I wouldn’t have changed a thing,” the celebrated fashionista said.

She also revealed her wedding playlist:

“Love Makes the World Go Round” by Deon Jackson

“Isn’t It Romantic?” by Ella Fitzgerald

“What a Wonderful Thing Love Is” by Al Green

“(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons” by Nat King Cole

“Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra

“You’re All I Need to Get By” by Aretha Franklin

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Eva Mendes ObamaNation Parties

Eva Mendes on Barack Obama’s Inaguration: ‘It’s the Hardest Party to Get Into’

She may have the beauty and the fame to get into any party, but when it comes to President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration festivities, actress Eva Mendes got the boot!

“Hottest ticket party in town… I thought I had some pull – I usually do, and I’ve been shut down,” The Spirit star told Access Hollywood. “It’s the hardest party to get into.”

Although Mendes says she’s “still working on” getting in, she understands: “They don’t want to make [it] a celebrity studded event because I understand this in an extremely crucial time in our history and in our world right now.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Associated Press

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Jesse Williams Mario Lopez Parties

‘Sexiest’ Mario Lopez And ‘Hotness’ Jesse Williams Celebrate NYC Launch Of Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike celebrated the New York launch of their mega bowling alley with a star-studded bash that brought out People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” Mario Lopez and “the Hotness Monster” Jesse Williams of the TV series Greek and the Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants sequel.

Lopez joked about the film Kingpin as he arrived at the complex and showed off his skills as he knocked more than a few pins down.

Williams, who was accompanied by his lovely fiancée (sorry ladies!), bowled a few rounds and filled us in on his new projects.

The biracial beauty is currently working on the film Brooklyn’s Finest with Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes, and is slated to star in the HBO series Washingtonienne that will be executive produced by Sarah Jessica Parker.

Also spotted at the Strike party was fashion designer turned rockstar Richie Rich, who party-hopped from the H&M Commes des Garcons launch across the street; Rescue Me‘s Daniel Sunjata, who showed up sans entourage and avoided the red carpet; and one of the original black supermodels Beverly Johnson looking sexy and svelte in a purple dress.

PHOTOS: Marion Curtis/Starpix

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